Australasian Conference

A Joint Conference of the Asian Society of Conservation Medicine (ASCM) and the Wildlife Disease Association Australasia (WDAA) is being held in Bali, Indonesia from the 28th October until the 5th November 2018.

Registrations and abstract submission for the 2018 Bali WDAA and ASCM are now open.

The ASCM will host the initial two days, and WDAA the later two days with a workshop or tour day between. You will need to register separately for both parts via their website below. 

Conference Venue: Inna Grand Bali Beach hotel, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia. Sanur is less than 20km from Bali’s international airport, however traffic can be congested. Sanur is east of Denpasar, Bali’s capital and where Udayana University and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is located. Boats leave Sanur beach for Pulau (island) Lembongan and other places and it’s a good place to watch sunrise.


To register for the Asian Society for Conservation Medicine (ASCM) part of the conference (including the workshops on Tuesday 30th October) from Sunday 28th October, please follow the link to ASCM Bali 2018.

To register for the WDA Australasia part of the conference on Wednesday 31st October and Thursday 1st November and for the optional field trip between Friday 2nd and Monday 5th November, please follow the link to the WDAA 2018. [Note: You will need to make an account and follow the prompts to register, previous New Zealand or Fall's Creek members will have used ex-ordo and may already have a login.]

Travel: Delegates are responsible for their own travel, travel insurance (which is highly recommended) and medical prophylaxis. Delegates travel to Bali at their own risk and travel advice can be found at the Australian Government Smart Traveller site for Indonesia. Please check your Visa requirements to enter Indonesia. WDAA cannot acquire Public Liability and Products Liability Insurance for our annual Conference and field excursions if they are conducted outside Australia. Consequently, WDAA takes no responsibility for any aspect of your visit to Bali. Please ensure you have suitable insurance.

There is accommodation available (booked independently) at the conference venue Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, and there are many options in Sanur and the Permuteran area, near Bali Barat NP.

Please bring a hat, sun lotion and mosquito repellent as precautions. For wildlife walks, please consider shoes and long pants (gaiters if you wish for extra walks in the savannah area). There are vipers, cobras, monkeys, deer and many other wildlife in Bali Barat NP.

Field Trip: There is also an optional four day post-conference tour to West Bali National Park (Bali Barat NP) near Permuteran in north west Bali, open to all. This region has lower rainfall, includes savannah and other ecosystems and is also popular for snorkelling and diving. The tour cost will include bus travel, some visits and lunch both ways, and National Park entry on two days and dinner on three nights. At the meeting in Sanur you will need to book for the early morning wildlife walk, and/or snorkel near Menjangan Island, and/or the afternoon mangrove boat trip. You will pay the operators directly. If you wish, you can organise your own dive or diving lesson. (Please use PADI etc certified dive groups).

For more information about this conference or WDAA please contact

The Conference Flyer includes a Preliminary Program.